Top Travel Tip: Garden’in Tel Aviv

Welcome to an exciting new development on Stumblingintoparadise!

I get emails most days – from friends and strangers – asking for tips on the best hotels, restaurants, sights and shopping in cities all over the world. So I am going to start featuring recommendations of my favorite places to stay, eat and drink, and things to see, and do worldwide right here on the blog.

Today’s tip: Garden’in

I’ve stayed in this adorable apartment in Tel Aviv a few times, and I absolutely love it. There are three small rooms that share a common outdoor kitchen, bathroom and courtyard, all expertly maintained by a friendly woman named Tair and her husband.

This place is decidedly rustic and funky, so keep that in mind. I will reiterate, there is a SHARED bathroom OUTSIDE, so this place is best for a summer visit and ideally, if you are traveling with a group, you can reserve all three rooms and have a cosy little compound.

The amenities are simple, but the place is very comfortable. The rooms are air conditioned, and there is a hammock, tables and plenty of seating in the cute garden outside.

It is an absolute bargain at around $50 / night and the location couldn’t be better. It is at 8 Gedera in central Tel Aviv – a hip street with lots of trendy bars and cafes, just one street over from the sprawling Ha Carmel Market.

A couple blocks down on the same street at 26 Gedera is a small restaurant of the same name. This place is another one of my favorite spots in Tel Aviv. Fresh interesting menu, great boutique wines and beers, and best of all a superb happy hour from 5-7 with cheap and delicious small plates. Get the cauliflower, you won’t regret it.

If you do take my tip and stay here, I hope you love it as much as I do. Please leave a comment here, or anywhere on the blog if you are curious about specific places and let me know how your travels go!

2 thoughts on “Top Travel Tip: Garden’in Tel Aviv

  1. Hello Katie Beck, While you were/are in Tel Aviv, did you get a chance to travel to Haifa? My husband and I were in Haifa for 10 days in May 2011. The city has a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Baha’i Gardens, a must see. One of these days, I will write about our time in Haifa. Thanks for ‘liking’ my post, ‘Cauliflower Gratin’ and ‘twisted recipes’. It resulted in an opportunity to discover your blog. I will definitely visit again!

  2. Hi Fae,

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I haven’t been to Haifa. Its on my list, but I’m not sure I’ll have time ont his trip. I am in Ramallah now, and I am really enjoying it!

    I love your recipes, keep it up!

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